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Auston Matthews returns, helps Maple Leafs beat Rangers 3-2

Auston Matthews returns, helps Maple Leafs beat Rangers 3-2

NEW YORK — A healthy Auston Matthews clearly makes a difference as the Rangers learned in a tense late-December battle with the Maple Leafs.
DeRozan scores 29 points to lead Raptors to 102-86 win over Sixers

DeRozan scores 29 points to lead Raptors to 102-86 win over Sixers

TORONTO — A chorus of cheers rose in anticipation each time DeMar DeRozan set up for a three-point shot Saturday night. This new side of DeRozan's game certainly isn't lost on Toronto Raptors fans.
Man United collapse allows City to go 13 points clear in EPL

Man United collapse allows City to go 13 points clear in EPL

LEICESTER, England — Perhaps Jose Mourinho should have listened to the advice from Manchester United's crosstown rivals. That's the unbeaten Manchester City team now 13 points clear at the top of the English Premier League.
Barzal powers Islanders past Jets 5-2

Barzal powers Islanders past Jets 5-2

NEW YORK — The New York Islanders picked up a sorely needed win in their last game before the NHL's Christmas break. Mathew Barzal led the way.
Speed and depth key to Canada's junior team ahead of world championship

Speed and depth key to Canada's junior team ahead of world championship

HAMILTON — Looking at Canada's junior team roster there are no budding superstars like Connor McDavid or Mitch Marner. But there is a simple philosophy: take time and space away from your opponent and then you can take the puck too.
Byron Froese scores first goal since Feb. 2016, Canadiens beat Flames 3-2

Byron Froese scores first goal since Feb. 2016, Canadiens beat Flames 3-2

CALGARY — Byron Froese went so long without an NHL goal that he wasn't sure how to celebrate.

Friday's Games

Friday's Games NHL Buffalo 4 Philadelphia 2 Florida 4 Minnesota 2 Montreal 3 Calgary 2 Arizona 3 Washington 2 (OT) --- AHL Syracuse 8 Belleville 2 Toronto 4 Utica 3 Milwaukee 5 Cleveland 2 Springfield 5 Bridgeport 2 WB/Scranton 4 Binghamton 3 (OT) Ha
Dillon Dube returns from injury to power Canada past Switzerland 8-1

Dillon Dube returns from injury to power Canada past Switzerland 8-1

HAMILTON — Only Dillon Dube thought he was sluggish after missing two weeks with an injured shoulder. To everyone else, he was the best player on the ice.
Canada's Nurse scores 24 points in "hometown game," UConn routs Duquesne

Canada's Nurse scores 24 points in "hometown game," UConn routs Duquesne

TORONTO — Kia Nurse began her big night by loudly singing along to O Canada. She ended it by making a beeline to the dozens of adoring young female basketball players in the crowd.
Canada to gain luge bronze from Sochi Olympics due to Russian doping

Canada to gain luge bronze from Sochi Olympics due to Russian doping

Canada's luge relay team doesn't want the 2014 Olympic bronze medal heading their way to impact final preparations for the 2018 Winter Games.